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Events planned to honor MLK Jr.

A full slate of activities have been planned throughout Greater New Orleans to mark the annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr, National Holiday.

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TEDN legal team ramps up federal court battle over racist monuments

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Take Em Down NOLA (TEDN), the multiracial coalition working to bring down statues dedicated to white supremacy, has been joined

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Dr. Frances C. Welsing, noted psychiatrist, scholar, dies
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a noted psychiatrist, African-centered scholar, activist and author, passed away in Washington, DC on Saturday, Jan. 2, after suffering a stroke several days ...
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Soundtrack ‘63 provides a refresher course on history
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Soundtrack 63 is coming to New Orleans. Co-presented by Junebug Productions and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) the New York-based multimedia event is slated for the CAC, ...
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Louisiana rates second-highest in gun deaths, report says
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Wiping tears from his face, President Barack Obama last Tuesday made an effort to tighten gun sales in the United States, using his executive powers in lieu ...
5th Circuit Court rejects Nagin’s appeal
A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Thursday rejected former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s appeal for a new trial, calling arguments for a new trial “meritless.” The ...
Barber O’Neil Curtis, right, owner of O’Neil’s Barber & Beauty Salon in Baton Rouge, is one of a number of barbers who have signed on to Line for Line, an innovative program that encourages literacy by providing free haircuts for boys ages three – 11 in exchange for reading a book. by providing free haircuts for boys ages three – 11 in exchange for reading a book.
Trimming away at illiteracy one hair cut at a time
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer When it comes to reading, experts say Louisiana has a problem. With a 20 percent illiteracy rate amongst adults, the state is faring worse than the rest of ...
Better police protection at the top of city’s 2016 wish
With a persistent plague of violence and bloodshed and a rise in armed robberies, the city hopes a for a bigger and better-trained police force to battle crime in 2016.
N.O. continues to overpay its vendor for delinquent tax collections, IG says
By Charles Maldonado The Lens More than two years after the Office of Inspector General reported that the city’s delinquent-property-tax collections contractor charged more than 10 times what its ...
New CEO selected to run New Orleans East Hospital
Dr. Takeisha Davis has been selected to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH), Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced last week.

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